House Passes GOP 'War On Coal' Bill Despite Veto Threat

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Friday that would roll back Obama administration emissions rules and restrict the federal government from issuing regulations Republicans claim have devastated the coal power industry, defying a White House veto threat.

The House voted 233-175 largely along party lines in favor of the Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Act, in what will likely be the chamber’s last vote before the November election.

The legislation, H.R. 3409, is a package of several smaller bills, some of which the...
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